How the draft Brexit treaty affects us – the key Irish issues

The so-called ‘Irish question’ emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the special condi…

The so-called 'Irish question' emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the special conditions necessary to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

France still preparing for no-deal Brexit despite draft agreement

France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe has said the country is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and Britain.

France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has said the country is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and Britain.

Need a Brexit catch-up? Here is everything that happened in the last 24 hours

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

May urged to change tack or face defeat in key parliament vote on UK’s agreement with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May came under growing pressure yesterday to change her plan for Britain to leave the European Union to avoid defeat in a parliamentary vote.

British Prime Minister Theresa May came under growing pressure yesterday to change her plan for Britain to leave the European Union to avoid defeat in a parliamentary vote.